Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NICKERING

Her own nickering complaints of Norah's "glumness" sank into dumb anxiety.

I heard the nickering of horses and the jolt of carts as they turned from the bush into the path.

Also there was much cracking of whips and nickering of horses along the line.

They had been restive, backing and jerking and pawing and nickering for their feed-box.

For the most part he listened mutely, with a nickering, perfunctory smile.

There was no light but the nickering taper held by the man, and by its uncertain glimmer Shorthouse turned to examine him.

Silver, nickering softly, limped forward and nestled his nose in the palm of his master.

The rhythms seem to approach the wild, unnumbered rhythms of the forest and the wind and the nickering sunlight.

He dropped to the ground and stood there, quivering in every muscle and nickering plaintively.

In the clear depths of the lad's hazel eyes he saw a faint, nickering, wavering light, which gave a yellow tinge to them.

WORD ORIGIN

"to neigh," 1774, of imitative origin (see neigh). Related: Nickered; nickering.